Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting service and the setup takes only a couple of clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you purchase an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.